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"This Is It" Impression

I wouldn't call myself a big fan of MJ but I do like his songs. When he came to KL for a concert, it's like a once in a lifetime event and despite not being able to afford the concert ticket (I just started working) I bit the bullet, use the cc and bought the ticket. I have no regrets. His stage presence is amazing. I felt like I was hit by an unending electrical storm during the concert. And I remembered joining the crowd screaming his name in hysteric. Yeah... me doing that! LOL.

I know that This Is It is taken from shots during rehearsal. So I am not expecting it to be the full concert. It's not even a full dress rehearsal.

After I have seen the movie, I thought that this concert, should it happened, is going to be amazing. Much better than the one I saw in Malaysia. There are so much technology, eye candy, thoughts, quality, production value put into the show. No wonder it was a sell out!

But I also saw something - I saw that MJ is not really putting a lot of dance move himself. Maybe it's rehearsal and he's not exerting himself. Maybe he's old.. and is not doing all the long dance sequence by himself. I remembered in Malaysia, during Billie Jean piece, there was this huge canvas covering the stage.. and MJ is behind the canvas such that his shadow was projected onto the canvas, a bigger MJ shadow.. and he did a dance piece that last about 10 minutes.. and it was just jaw dropping. He did dance in the This Is It Billie Jean .. but there was no canvas, nor was there a 10 minute piece.. maybe a 3-4 minute piece.. and he was alone. Sure.. his stage presence was still commanding, his move was suave.. but it's just too little. Like I said, maybe he is old.

All in all, there is no question on his talent. And the message he was trying to drive through in the concert - Earth Song - heal the world - is very powerful.

I doubt any other artist could pull off what he is going to do.

His concert is really value for money.

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  1. Yes I did notice he didn't move that much but for sure he didn't lip synch like Booby Spear!

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